Today's speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is preposition:by.
Artist Bob and his student Sally are talking about oil painting.
a Oh, no! I made another mistake, Bob.
b There are no mistakes in oil paintings, Sally, just happy acidents.
a Happy accidents ? I like that. You are so wise, Bob. How many years have you been painting?
b Oh my goodness. I `d say 40 years at least. Time goes by fast.
a It sure does. So, how can I fix my painting?
b I`d put a little log cabin by the lake there. Easy.
a Can you show me how?
Key sentence I would put a little log cabin by the lake there.
By the bus stop by my office by the post office
This book was written by a famous novelist.
How did you come by this information?
The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
My husband has been getting more easygoing as time goes by.
Music teacher Ms.Jet and Mr.Smith are talking about classical music.
a You look busy.
b I am. I need a break.
a What are you working on?
b I have to finish this student survey report by 11:00a.m. tomorrow.
a A survey of students` opinions?
b Exactly, I surveyed their feelings about classical music.
a Interesting. I`m going to a classical concert.
b Are you going by yourself?
a Yes, I am. They are playing Schubert`s Ninth Symphony.
b That`s a great one.
Key sentence I have to finish this student survey report by 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.
I`ll be there by 6.
By the way, I`m going to a classical concert.
Are you going by yourself?
We have to go to the theater by 7:15. Don`t be late.
By the way, are you free this Saturday?
I think I can fix the problem by myself.
Doug and Shiho are talking about Professor Peacock.
a Is this the book that you were talking about?
b Yes, I read that a long time ago.
a What a cheap-looking cover!
b You are right, but you can`t judge a book by its cover. This is his most famous book by far. 間違いなく、断然
a How did you get interestinterested in Peacock?
b My aunt Aki introduced me to his books. She met him once in Mexco.
a Is she an archaelogist too?
No, but she loves traveling.
Key sentence you can`t judge a book by its cover.
Went by train by buss by car
Wrote a letter by hand
Came in by back door
By chance by accident by mistake
Sell the pencils by dozenis paid by the hour
This is his most famous book by far.
Won by a neck a nose
By a large by a narrow margin
Raise production by 20%.
I commute to work by train.
I called my ex`s telephon number by mistake.
Alex is by far the best player on our team.
Takma and Kelly are talking about their wedding.
a Takuma, I want to cancel our wedding in October.
b Cancel? Why? We`ve already sent out the invitations.
a Well, we can send out letters saying we are canceling it.
b But why? What`s the problem?
a I don`t think we should get marriged right now.
b That`s what we decided. We have to stand by our decision.
a But are you going to stand by me? Isn`t that more important｡
b Of course it is.
Key sentence we have to stand by our decision.
The were walking side by side.
His English is improving little by little.
Step by step day by day one by one
I put 5$ by every week for a rainy day.
ing English is a step-by-step process.
I try to put some money by every month, but I end up spending it all.
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